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The New School: Peppered With Protest

   Image via the Boston Massacre Historical Society The New School is (or was) at it again!  We told you last December of their first attempt at a building takeover and in February of their threats to shut down the entire university, largely over a desire to see current president (and former Nebraska senator) Bob […]

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Guide to the Weekend: Spring is Here

  Finally spring seems like it’s here to stay—go outside and enjoy! FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY Rods & Cables 8pm, 3LD Arts and Technology Center: 80 Greenwich St. An original arts creation, Rods & Cables explores the fears people carry with them about losing trust in the people that are most important to them. Price: […]

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Guide to the Weekend: Spring Weather, Summer on the Horizon Edition

Crawl from the pub to show yourself beneath finally sunny skies. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Gen Art Film Festival Premiers begin 7:30pm and after-parties 10pm, The Visual Arts Theatre 333 West 23rd Street btw 8th and 9th Avenues (212-255-7300) Springtime in New York inevitably means film festivals. This one kicks off the season with some […]

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1020 “Stung”

The neighborhood is already losing one fine establishment, and now another is in trouble with The Man: tipsters confirm that old standby 1020 was raided hit by an NYPD sting operation last night.  According to patrons, three cops showed up with fake IDs, and proceeded to fine 1020 $10,000. No word on whether there were […]

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Another One Bites The Dust

   -photo by JPMB It seems the curse of the closing restaurants has again struck Morningside, and this time, under- (and over-) age drinkers university-wide will be feeling the pain.  According to a notice spotted this morning at La Negrita, Bwog’s go-to boozerie will shut its doors “indefinitely” next Saturday, the 11th of April. While […]

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QuickSpec: City Life Fails

 -Photo via Failblog.org The MTA is raising fares and cutting service. The M96 is the slowest bus in the City. And the person with the best lottery number is studying abroad!

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MTA to Take More of Your Money For Less Service

Earlier today, as reported by City Room, the board of the MTA voted to both raise fares and cut back on services. The widely-expected move comes amid a serious budget crunch, exacerbated because the MTA is required to have a balanced budget. Local officials claim that this was a necessary step, especially after the state […]

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St. John’s the Museum

 -Photo courtesy of CityRoom Every ArtHum student knows that St. John the Divine is a goldmine for statues, painting, and generally beautiful stuff. But even if you’re not an old hand at looking at old pretty things, it’s certainly worth taking a walk down the street to see St. John’s new additions to the displayed […]

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Our Greasy Chinese Food Money at Work: Ollie’s to Pay Employees $2.3 Mil

 -Photo via z-mation.com In a sign that small, awkward protests (at least some) can get things done, Tsu Yue Wang, the man who seems to own every Asian restaurant around Columbia, was ordered by the State Labor Department to pay $2.3 million in back wages to hundreds of employees at some of his eateries. The […]

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You Object, They Take Notes

Rats, garbage, and the yells of Take Back the Night–they’ve heard about it all. Last year, the city surveyed 25,000 households and asked them to ponder what makes them happy.  These poetic responses were boiled down into a series of categories about city services and quality of life in various neighborhoods. Using The New York […]

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Tutu, Cahill to Speak on the Death Penalty at a Church Near You

 Photo by JYH Please pardon the late start this morning (or afternoon); after Bwog’s graciously-attended birthday party last night, we’re a little sleepy.  All that Pin the Tail on the Donkey, you know. But the news does not pause for hangovers, and Primate of the Bwogosphere Jon Hill has spotted an exciting opportunity to hear […]

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Guide to the Weekend: Spring Break Pre-Game

 – Wikimedia Commons Spring break is just one more week away!  Who can wait?  Go out there now!  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  The Armory Show Friday & Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-7pm, Piers 92 and 94 Twelfth Ave. at 55th St. (212-645-6440) It’s the best that the above-ground art world has to offer, featuring both […]

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It All Looks Better in a Display Case

 Image via morningside-heights.net The poor, defenseless buildings of Morningside are under siege from the ravenous monster that is Columbia University. Or so local residents would have us believe.  More than a decade ago, locals petitioned the Landmarks Preservation Commission to protect Morningside Heights (which includes a large number of older buildings with their original architectural […]

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Smell of Hope Not Included

  –  Image by Joe Schumacher Want to sightsee, but worried about finishing that paper on time? Why not visit an alley? Well, more specifically, the alley where Barack Obama spent his first night in New York, as he mentioned in Dreams from My Father. Arriving at his new apartment only to find no one […]

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U2 to Secretly Rock Fordham?

Here’s a reason (the only reason?) to wish you’d committed your four years to the Bronx instead of Morningside Heights:  a TOP SECRET U2 concert!  The Irish quartet will be gracing Letterman for the first week of March, and Fordham indie radio station the Alternate Side strongly suspects that a Friday morning show (that’s the […]

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